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Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley welterweight title fight in the works for UFC 201

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley is in the works for UFC 201, has learned from sources close to the event. The promotion has yet to make the fight official, but if all goes to plan, that announcement should come shortly.

UFC 201 is expected to take place July 30. No location has been announced thus far, however, Atlanta is currently on the shortlist of potential locations.

Lawler (27-10, 1 NC) has won his last five fights in a row. He has successfully defended the 170-pound title twice, most recently against Carlos Condit in January at UFC 195. That five-round fight is considered by many pundits as one of the very best fights of 2016.

Woodley (15-3) has won two fights in a row and four of his last five. He hasn't fought since a Jan. 2015 win over Kelvin Gastelum because he was scheduled to meet Johny Hendricks at UFC 192 in October, however, Hendricks failed to make weight and pulled out of the fight the day before the event.

Both Lawler and Woodley are affiliated with the American Top Team gym, but they don't currently train together.

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